Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Thursday 14 April 2011

Goldstone Retracts; Arab Antisemites React

From ADL website
 The Anti-Defamation League reports that Judge Richard Goldstone's retraction of core conclusions in his notorious eponymous report has led to a flurry of antisemitic conspiracy theories in the Arab world, as seen in a number of antisemitic cartoons depicting Jews with stereotypical features and attributes.

On the left, for instance, is a cartoon that appeared on 5 April in the Gaza newspaper Filastin.  Below is one that appeared on the same day in the Jordanian newspaper Ad Dustur.

Explains the ADL's National Director, Abe Foxman:

"Just as the original report was celebrated by Arab cartoonists as ‘proof’ of the evil nature of Israel and Jews, so too has the decision by Judge Richard Goldstone to reconsider his findings inspired another round of hateful caricatures and stereotypes in the Arab Media.  Newspapers across the Arab world have responded to the Goldstone developments with a series of hideous caricatures, many of them viciously anti-Semitic."


The antisemitic cartoons can be viewed on the ADL's website:

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